This simple marinated chicken recipe is filled with zesty flavor and a bit of a kick from the chile. Everyone will love it!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a blender or large food processor, combine the garlic, serrano peppers, ginger, cilantro, lime zest, soy sauce, sugar and coconut milk. Process until smooth.

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  • Place the chicken into a large resealable bag, and pour the liquid from the blender in with it. Seal, and refrigerate for about 1 hour, turning once after 30 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven's broiler. Place the chicken onto a broiling pan, and pour the marinade into a saucepan.

  • Broil the chicken for about 10 minutes on each side, until browned and the juices run clear. While the chicken is cooking, bring the marinade to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.

  • Place chicken onto a serving plate, and pour the sauce over it to serve.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; 13.6 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 495 mg sodium. 6.5 g carbohydrates; 13.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2006
We loved this! It was as good as one of our favorite dishes at a Thai restaurant. No changes except I used lime juice (instead of zest) and I baked it instead of broiled (30 minutes at 350) - delicious!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2006
I have to agree with the previous reviewer - the lime/cilantro sauce gets pretty nasty especially after you have simmered it for 5 mins. I managed to salvage the dish by adding some heavy cream (which unfortunately diluted the coconut flavor) and also snipping some fresh cilantro over it before serving (which Husband said made it a 4 star recipe) but I would not make this again. Thanks anyhoo. Read More
(7)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2006
We loved this! It was as good as one of our favorite dishes at a Thai restaurant. No changes except I used lime juice (instead of zest) and I baked it instead of broiled (30 minutes at 350) - delicious!!! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2006
We loved this! It was as good as one of our favorite dishes at a Thai restaurant. No changes except I used lime juice (instead of zest) and I baked it instead of broiled (30 minutes at 350) - delicious!!! Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2006
Yum! This was good, but next time, I'll add more lime or peppers (or something) to give it more of a kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2006
Yummy! I could almost drink this marinade. I used only one serrano chile because of my husband and 2 year old. It was still quite spicy but all three of us loved it. I am definitely going to try the marinade on shrimp and maybe tofu. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2005
I tried this recipe with 8 thighs too. I doubled everything for the sauce except the sugar because I like gravy and so did my guests. It was GREAT. It is so easy because you can throw all the ingredients in the processor rather than chop it by hand. I was running out of time to grate the lime zest so instead a squeezed the juice from one lime into the sauce - it was really quite good. My guests and my husband RAVED about it. Also my broiler doesn't work so I baked the chicken at 350 for about 30 min. after marinating (but boiling the sauce separately as the recipe indicates). Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2006
I have to agree with the previous reviewer - the lime/cilantro sauce gets pretty nasty especially after you have simmered it for 5 mins. I managed to salvage the dish by adding some heavy cream (which unfortunately diluted the coconut flavor) and also snipping some fresh cilantro over it before serving (which Husband said made it a 4 star recipe) but I would not make this again. Thanks anyhoo. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2005
Really good recipe. I marinated 8 boneless chicken thighs instead of just 4. Then at the end I added 1/4 cup of coconut milk and 1/4 tsp of soy sauce to the simmering sauce. I will make this again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2007
This is fabulous. I modified it a little- added some scallions and a little more ginger and I used lime juice instead of zest and I used dried cilantro instead of fresh. I also added more coconut milk. It was fantastic. Tastes just like it came from a restaurant. Everyone loved it even my picky boyfriend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2005
This recipe is amazing! I was out of white sugar so used brown sugar. It was great. My husband thinks this is the best recipe on this site! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/19/2005
I am not sure if I bought the wrong kind of coconut milk but this was not good at all. I would not make it again. Read More
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